Big White skiers perform well at zone finals

Rio Tinto Nancy Green Ski League Okanagan Zone Final Races held last weekend at Big White

Big White Ski Club members found success on their home course at the Rio Tinto Nancy Green Ski League Okanagan Zone Final Race for U6 to U12 racers on March 5 and 6.

Over 170 athletes from the Okanagan went head-to-head challenging for the fastest times.

Standing on the podium for Big White Ski Club boys was U12 Finley Cashin 1st and solid racing by Jordie Plaxton 4th, Leif Bergson 5th, Quincy Lascelles 8th and Sheamus Dunbar 9th.

In the U8 boys there was Finn Styles 5th, Jacob Godwin 7th, Damian Baart 8th , Thane Bergson 9th . Top three U6 boys were Cameron Roworth 1st , Mathew Isabey 2nd, Yarko Yagelniski 3rd.

The Big White girls were equally as successful with U12 Lola Guylas 4th, and U10 Taryn Schrock 8th. U8 girls included Payton Betker 3rd, Layla Styles 4th, Emerson Pal 6th, Rae Roworth 8th, and Erika Hveding 10th.  The little tikes also took to the podium in the U6 category. Alexandra Walker 1st, Lily Edstrom 2nd, and Olivia Henderson 3rd

Just up the valley Vernon Ski Club hosted the U12/14 Teck Okanagan Zone GS and Slalom Races at Silver Star.

Top-ten finishers from Big White Ski Club in the U14 Women saw Hallie Jenkins taking top honors with a 6th and 3rd in GS and 1st and 2nd in SL. Jaxon Slaney grabbed 5th and 7th in GS and 3rd and 5th in SL. Amy Jorgenson nabbed a 5th and 8th in GS and 4th in SL.

Anna de Wynter took 9th in SL and Jenelle Giebelhaus finished it out with a 10th in GS.

U14 Men, Luke McMillan led the way placing 2nd and 3rd in GS and 4th in SL. Teammates William Little earned a 6th and 10th in GS while Connor Laing and Adam Fricska both placed 8th

U12 Women GS Kiera Swift placed 6th and 4th in GS and 6th and 5th in SL, Shayne Little placed 8th in GS.

For U12 Men, Ben Hare placed 9th in the GS and Johnny Ekinci placed 10th SL

Down on the coast Grouse Tyees hosted the U16 Slalom races where the Big White Ski Club had to battle through some tough weather conditions with heavy rain, fog, wind and sun. All 15 and 16 year old skiers from across the province competed at the final Teck Open series.

A good start for Gillian Callaghan who was sitting 8th after the first run but ran into some trouble on the 2nd run to finish 11 overall. Alex Baldassare was the most consistent racer finishing all three SL races in 19th, 31st and 26th

The team is off to CanAm’s at Panorama March 17 to 20 for the next series.


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